Cambodia is Calling. And You better answer it!!

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13th Jul 2019
Photo of Cambodia is Calling. And You better answer it!! by Renuka Mani

There she is . The sunrise along Angkor wat is truly a beautiful sight.

Photo of Siem Reap, Cambodia by Renuka Mani

The bayon welcomes you !!

Photo of Siem Reap, Cambodia by Renuka Mani

Any Lara croft Fans ?

Photo of Siem Reap, Cambodia by Renuka Mani

One of the hundreds of smiling budha faces at bayon

Photo of Siem Reap, Cambodia by Renuka Mani

Smile Please

Photo of Siem Reap, Cambodia by Renuka Mani

Pre Rup Temple

Photo of Siem Reap, Cambodia by Renuka Mani
Photo of Siem Reap, Cambodia by Renuka Mani

One dollar photo.

Photo of Siem Reap, Cambodia by Renuka Mani

Banteay srei Temple. I must say I am reminded of the temple architecture of my home state Tamil Nadu, India.

Photo of Siem Reap, Cambodia by Renuka Mani

Ta prohm Temple

Photo of Siem Reap, Cambodia by Renuka Mani

Under the Cambodian sky

Photo of Siem Reap, Cambodia by Renuka Mani

Over looking the Mighty Mekong..

Photo of Siem Reap, Cambodia by Renuka Mani

Tonle sap. The Floating Village

Photo of Siem Reap, Cambodia by Renuka Mani

Dancing budha Painting. They cost anywhere between $3-5 depending upon the size. Found in plenty outside the temple complex. Great souvenir.

Photo of Siem Reap, Cambodia by Renuka Mani

Banteay kdei

Photo of Siem Reap, Cambodia by Renuka Mani

Look at that

Photo of Siem Reap, Cambodia by Renuka Mani

Beautiful lake along the entrance to Neak pean temple

Photo of Siem Reap, Cambodia by Renuka Mani

Neak pean temple

Photo of Siem Reap, Cambodia by Renuka Mani

Near Neak pean temple!

Photo of Siem Reap, Cambodia by Renuka Mani

Angkor Wat. It surely occupies a well deserved spot in every one's bucket list just like it does in mine.  The Wildly Popular Angkor Wat  is a stunning, stunning( Yes twice)  piece of  architecture, Especially during the sunset and sunrise. I was itching to visit this place for a long  time and finally worked up my courage to proceed on a solo trip to Cambodia in 2017. My only target was to visit Angkor Wat, Since it was on my bucket list, No.17 to be precise... I assumed siem reap was all about Angkor Wat and Angkor Wat only.  As Chandler would say.. Could I be more wrong??

There's definitely much more to siem reap. The exquisite food,  The vibrant pub street, warm  people all around, The gorgeous Mekong River, the floating village , delicious tropical fruits, The Land Mine museum, Butterfly parks, beautiful paintings, .. it's never ending.

Coming back to Angkor wat, the Angkor Wat Temple complex consists of more than 20 temples including the scintillating Angkor Wat( have i mentioned Angkor Wat enough? Yes ), The Majestic Bayon, Tomb raider Temple  Ta prohm, elephant terrace, Ta som, Neak pean temple, Banteay kdei, Banteay Srei and many more. You definitely need more than a day to explore the temple complex. You can get a 3 day pass for $62 and make the most of it. Also Keep US $ in small denomination which really comes in handy.

This trip costed me around 50k INR. Reasonable enough I must say.
Air Asia Round trip New Delhi to Siem Reap 17k INR (hand luggage only fare).
Airbnb 5 nights bfast included - 11k
3 day pass - 4k (it was in 2017)
Visa on arrival fee, tuk tuk ride, Souvenir, miscellaneous 18-20k.

So what are you waiting for.. Cambodia is calling and it's definitely your time to answer.

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